A former drug addict and gang member, Mark Wahlberg was sent to jail at age 16 for attempted murder. It was there he resolved to change his ways and contacted his parish priest for help. Although he has stumbled in his faith journey as a young adult, he currently starts every morning with prayer, goes to daily mass and is a devoted husband and father. In fact, his wife Rhea was so impressed by his devotion that she converted to Catholicism. Wahlberg gives back to his community as well. He founded the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to help inner city kids avoid the mistakes he made as a young man.
“Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life,” he told the Catholic Herald.